This is Turkey’s public news agency, AA’s Twitter account. In one hour, it sent 5 Tweets about the anti-CNN protest in New York. In Turkish version, it said masses attended the protest….
Here is the actual photo of the protest. 5 of the same family seem to have attended the event:
via @GurbetName Oh here is another photo where 9 protesters can be seen:)
A pro-government Yellow Press daily Takvim published this pro-CNN photo instead the actual one above..
As you can see in the photo, banners are supporting CNN but Takvim seems to be believe that its readers are not intelligent enough…
In the mean time, here is a photo from yesterday’s demonstrations. Police is keen to protect the heart of Square:
Protesters chant anti-government slogans in wake of killing of Kurdish demonstrator in south-east Turkey on Friday
Thousands of protesters marched to Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Saturday chanting slogans against the government and police after security forces killed a Kurdish demonstrator in south-east Turkey.
Soon after PM Erdogan`s comment on Twitter, detentions started for users who shared comments critical of the government or the police
Gezi protests started as a small, localised environmental protest against the destruction of one of the few remaining green spaces in central Istanbul. Though what made thousands join the protests has been the sheer police violence against the peaceful protesters in Gezi Park – just another sign of the government`s attitude of ?anything goes, once you are elected democratically?.